George Washington Sears, aka Nessmuk, wrote in the 1800s of the outdoors that, "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it. We go to smooth it." That’s as true now as ever. The outdoors are for refreshing the soul and lifting the spirit.

Try convincing yourself of that – or better yet, your spouse, children or friends – when their feet are cold, their line is tangled, their sleeping bag is soggy, or their paddle is broken. Having the right gear can make all the difference.

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Outdoor extras, including a fishing tip and gear for stinging insects

Stinging insects? Yes, unfortunately they’re a part of the better weather that’s coming, too. Here’s a tool for dealing with them, though, as well as a fun campfire recipe and fishing tip.

February 22, 2018

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act marks anniversary with water trails

America’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is 50 years old in 2018. Hitting a water trail is a great way to celebrate and honor its importance.

February 22, 2018

Expanding populations of fishers may lead to opportunities

Populations of fishers continue to expand, both numerically and geographically, across Pennsylvania. Trappers and perhaps even hunters could benefit.

February 22, 2018

Link between antler restrictions and CWD spread more myth than fact

Antler restrictions, so popular with so many hunters across Pennsylvania, don’t contribute to the spread of chronic wasting disease, says the Game Commission’s chief deer biologist.

February 14, 2018

Bobcat harvests, populations bear watching

Bobcat numbers climbed steadily across Pennsylvania for quite a few years. It appears as through that may have come to an end, however.

February 14, 2018

Hook set key to power fishing success

Heavy tackle is key to power fishing. The real secret to success, though, involves leverage and hook sets.

February 14, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a new twist on an old fishing lure

An old fishing lure made new with addition of flash and color? That’s what we’re talking here. Plus, we’ve got a venison recipe and a fishing tip.

February 14, 2018

Backyard Bird Count set to begin

The 2018 version of the Great Backyard Bird Count is about to get underway. Citizens scientists interested in helping biologists study birds are being asked to turn their eyes toward their feeders and landscapes.

February 14, 2018

Anglers and boaters invited to sportsmen’s forum

Want to offer an opinion, anglers and boaters? Here’s your chance. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission — set to cut spending in ways anglers and boaters will really feel — is hosting a sportsmen’s forum at the Allegheny Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show to solicit public input.

February 13, 2018

Free pheasant permit likely to be required of junior hunters

Lasat fall adult hunters had to purchase a $25 permit to hunt stocked pheasants. This year, junior hunters are likely going to need to get a free permit to do the same.

February 7, 2018

The question of holding bass properly

Just how are you holding bass you pull from your favorite waterway? That will determine how fast they get back to normal after being released.

February 7, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a campfire recipe

Here’s an easy-to-make campfire recipe that will have your children ready to eat. Plus, a tip for anglers and a tool every shooter and backcountry explorer should carry ion their bag.

February 7, 2018

Joy of winter camping hinges on sleeping well

Winter camping can be an awful lot of fun. But you have to do it right, and that starts with getting a good night’s sleep.

February 7, 2018

Concurrent deer seasons not among proposed hunting changes

Concurrent deer seasons, for a short time the norm across Pennsylvania, are largely gone now. And Game Commissioners plan to keep things that way, it seems. Other hunting season changes are proposed, however.

February 7, 2018

Sunday hunting fight to take on new form

The battle over Sunday hunting is apparently going to take on a new form. Will hunters get behind it? That’s the question.

January 31, 2018

Trout stocking list full of ‘hidden’ gems

Pennsylvania’s 2018 trout stocking list is officially out. Anglers who check it out can find some gems hidden in plain sight.

January 31, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a salmon recipe

Here’s an easy-to-make salmon recipe — you can substitute steelheaad, too — along with a fishing tip and a new lure on the market.

January 30, 2018

State forest wild areas offer beauty, solitude and quiet

Pennsylvania’s state forest wild areas are places to get lost in nature that’s long been untouched by man. They’re special and unique.

January 30, 2018

Tree stand harness measure tabled, at least for now

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners took a step back on a proposed tree stand harness regulation for state game lands. But they’re not abandoning it by any means.

January 30, 2018

Tree stand decision expected soon

Tree stand falls can and often do lead to serious injuries for hunters. A proposed rules change impacting Pennsylvania state game lands is meant ti minimize accidents.

January 29, 2018

Anglers and boaters may face new fees to fund their sports

New fees may be in the future for Pennsylvania anglers and boaters. The Fish and Boat Commission is looking for ways to increase revenues to ward off budget cuts.

January 25, 2018

Winter perfect for studying animal tracks

Studying animal tracks is a fun hobby that’s often best carried out in winter. Snow and mud make good canvasses.

January 25, 2018

Outdoor extras, including fun for bowhunters and more

Bowhunters who want to get their practice in, but have fun shooting at something other than the standard square target, have some fun options. Plus, we’ve got a fish recipe and winter fishing tip.

January 25, 2018

Nest boxes prove their worth for wildlife

Nest boxes provide important habitat for birds and other wildlife. Making and observing them is great family fun outdoors, too.

January 23, 2018

Increase in tree stand accidents may lead to rules change

Tree stand accidents are becoming all too common across Pennsylvania. That could, sooner rather than later, lead to a rules change for hunters, at least those on state game lands.

January 22, 2018

Blind hunter takes his first deer on a memorable opening day

Max Lamm might be a blind hunter, but he’s a successful one, too. The 16-year-old killed a buck on his first time out in what is a tale of determination, grit and cooperation.

January 18, 2018

Snowshoes a different and fun way to get around in winter

If you love to wander the winter woods, but deep snow seems a barrier, strap on some snowshoes. They’re an ancient tool with modern applications.

January 18, 2018

Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.